More pictures from Toy Fair 2015

The folks over at ICv2 have some nice close-up pics on their web page. Give them some traffic love for sharing. Thanks to Raviv for pointing these out to us!

New D&D Elemental Evil minis (note that any of these could end up being figures used for Attack Wing)

More new D&D Elemental Evil minis (note that any of these could end up being figures used for Attack Wing)

Some of the figures recently revealed by Tom Vassel:

Gold Dragon


Stone Giant

Young Bronze Dragon

Drow Elf Ranger

Red Dracolich

Our first returning figure, from the look of it:

White Dragon – note that he is not labeled an Ancient White Dragon though … (now this actually correctly points at the white dragon …)

and some new figures for Attack Wing:

Shield Dwarf Fighter – why does he fight shields? Did one kill his father?


Young Blue Dragon

Earth Cult Warrior

Water Cult Warrior

I think the Young Blue is still my personal favorite.

Spoilers about upcoming Organized Play events

Over on a German forum for DNDAW, “Dragon’s Hollow”  (apologies to my German friends if I’ve butchered that), a retailer has revealed that an upcoming chapter of Organized Play is titled “Elemental Evil.”

Hmm …

Wizards of the Coast recently updated their Elemental Evil webpage, but it does not yet contain any hints as to what might be joining the Attack Wing universe on the page. It does have a link to the WizKids minis page, that so far, there’s been no official notice of EE tie-ins yet.

Of course, sharp-eyed fans have spotted some interesting figures in the wild:

Zoom in on that image and it looks like there’s a “Water Cult Warrior” in the upper left and some sort of “Dwarf Fighter” on the bottom left, plus a good look at the Pegasus and a wee little Blue Dragon!

“Enhance!” (/mad typing on keyboard) “Zoom in a little more?” (/really hammering on keyboard)

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(Drat. Our crack engineering team tells me just yelling enhance and typing doesn’t magically enlarge and sharpen pictures …)

What kind of Dwarf Fighter is that? Someone guessed Gold. Runed maybe?

What’s your favorite of the newly discovered critters?

I like the tiny blue dragon, myself. I will name him George and I will  love him and hug him …



Waves 4 and 5 now available on the Legion Builder

Shh … the DungeonMaster has gone to sleep! Don’t wake her!

All the Wave 4 and Wave 5 Creatures have been added to the Legion Builder.

Here we go … (/takes a deep breath)

Wave 4: Gargoyle:

Malebolge and the Gargoyle Guardian plus these Upgrades have been added:

Wave 4: Gold Dragon

Pacatus and the Gold Dragon plus these Upgrades have been added:

Wave 4: Stone Giant

Ancoram and the Stone Giant Hurler plus these Upgrades have been added:

Wave 5: Drow Elf Ranger

Drizzt Do’Urden (squeee!) and the Underdark Ranger plus these Upgrades have been added:

Wave 5: Red Drocolich

Maurghoros and the Red Dracolich plus these Upgrades have been added:

Wave 5: Young Bronze Dragon

Eyruaad and the Bronze Dragon plus these Upgrades have been added:

Good luck theory-crafting!

(/passes out)


Waves 4 and 5 revealed by Tom Vassel of Dice Tower

Wave 4 consists of Gargoyle, Gold Dragon, and a Stone Giant. Wave 5 consists of the Drow Elf Ranger, Red Dracolich, and Young Bronze Dragon.

Wait a minute! Drow Elf Ranger. You know what that means!

Wave 4:

Wave 5:

Tom also did reviews for Waves 2 and 3:

Wave 2:

Wave 3:

Premium Brass Dragon announced

Wow! This will be the third Brass Dragon figure announced by Wiz Kids.

The first was Sivart, the prize for the second Organized Play event (everyone went out and won one, right?).

The second is a details-not-yet-revealed unit from Wave 8. Here he is from the solicitation sheet:


And now they’ve announced a new Premium version:


It’s going to bring a whole new meaning to the expression, “That guy’s got a lot of brass!”

Another Premium Figure announced – Silver Dragon

This is the third huge figure announced by Wiz Kids, following the previously announced Tiamat and Bahamut figures.

Huge Silver Dragon Premium Figure

The idea of Vakka having a bigger brother or sister (or parent) is a little scary! No indication if this is another Ancient Silver like Vakka yet.

The expected release is listed for June 2015!

Heeeere’s Vakka!

The last of Wave 3, the Silver Dragon Expansion, has now been seen in the wild!

Beating out Lord Maximillian for title of the most expensive, as well as becoming the highest level Creature so far, is Vakka, the Ancient Silver Dragon. Vakka is a team player, with a special ability that really helps out, but at 57 points, there’s not a lot of room for the rest of the team!

Here is her unique ability:

After Vakka moves, she may choose 1 friendly Creature within Range 1 – 2. That Creature may immediately perform an Action on its Action Bar as a free Action.

At level 17, she’ll be one of the last to move each turn (if not the last), then she can let a friendly Creature perform a bonus Action from their Action Bar (though, remember it cannot be one they already used this turn).

This big lady doesn’t just help lead the team though, she is full on ready to anchor it with her PMV of 5! She can take the hits too, with 9 Health and 3 Armor. She might not notice you’re even in combat with her for a few rounds.

Hey, what’s that on her back? A Human Paladin? Hmm, she looks like she’s going to sneeze. Oh, it wasn’t a sneeze, it was Cold Breath! And the Human Paladin is right there two, ready to wipe your nose (off your face)!

Vakka is fun at parties too, with a bunch of party tricks!


Look at that grin! Vakka loves parties!

Now you see her, now you don’t!
You still don’t!
You still don’t!

She’s over there now! Wow! And her breath weapon is ready again. Ow! So cold! You can’t move! Wait, not cold, you’re suffering from Paralysis, the effect of a Silver Dragon’s Paralyzing Breath! I hope you weren’t flying because you’re about to come tumbling down (and rolling two attack dice that ignore both defense dice and Armor!)

She’s gone again! She’s over there, just behind you! First there was Time Stop and now a Dimension Door! Amazing!

Her kid brother, a Level 7 Ancient Silver Dragon at “only” 37 points, has a trick or two himself! You think you’ve sneaked up along side of him (we’ve got our eye on you Umberlis), but his Wing Attack allows him to strike out to the left or right without warning! While not as impressive as his big sister, he’s no slouch either, with 7 Health and 2 Armor of his own!

Looks like the Silvers have one more trick up their sleeve. With a wink and the Monocle of the Twitching Tail (that is, by the way, the largest monocle I have ever seen), they can prevent flying creatures from making hard turns while in the air or making any Tail attacks.

… and now I know why the Harpy came with a poop token.

(links and Legion Builder will be active as soon as possible)

Happy Harpy Hitters!

Wiz Kids continues releasing more information, for the Harpy this time, only short days after giving us the Wyvern’s cards. Again, no Ground Maneuver card (probably because it is on the backside of the Flight Maneuver card).

Sycorax is her name, and multi-claw attacks are her game.

If Sycorax inflicts at least 1 damage against a Creature with her first Claw attack, she may immediately make a second Claw attack against the same Creature.

We can also talk about some of the very interesting Upgrades that come with the Harpy expansion, like:

Captivating Song:

Action: Place 1 DT on this Upgrade.
Continuous Effect: You cannot make any attacks except the attacks that are triggered by this Effect. Whenever any non-Harpy Creature declares an attack within Range 1 – 2 of you in any direction (ground and air), use your Primary Weapon Value to make an immediate Ranged Thunder attack against that Creature. This attack penetrates armor. If you inflict at least 1 damage against the Creature, it sustains no damage but cannot attack this round. When this Effect ends for any reason, discard this card.
Must be a Harpy to equip.

So, a Harpy can take an action that lets her make an attempt to shutdown all attempts to attack, except from other Harpy Creatures withing 6 inches of her in all directions.  That’s more than 12 inches in diameter, or more than a third of the playing area! That’s a pretty sweet deal.

Wicked Tongue:

Action: Disable this Upgrade and then place 1 DT on it to force 1 Creature at Range 1 – 2 in your forward arc to receive the Continuous Effect below.
Continuous Effect: The affected Creature cannot roll more than 3 dice each time that it attacks or defends. This does not affect the number of dice that the Creature can re-roll.
Must be a Harpy to equip

 Ok, these harpies are pretty impressive. She stares you down and you just don’t get to roll more than 3 dice. Sorry Lord Maximillian, you only get three defense dice. Sorry Balagos, I know you’re angry, but Harpy’s just not impressed.

Harpy hears you. Harpy doesn’t care.

There’s more, but again, discovery is fun, so I leave it up to you. Here are the rest of the cards:

… but what I really want to know is what is in the scenario that comes with the Harpy Expansion:

Harpy-stuff… what has Manny O’Donnell cooked up that requires this:

poopMr. O’Donnell, why is there a pooping token?

I’m tempted to ask the audience to come up with their best guesses, but perhaps we should just wait for an official answer this time.

Instead, let’s talk about which of the cards above is the most exciting. For me, it has to be Wicked Tongue. It can change the entire way the game is being played and shut down a one-hit-wonder style Legion.

What are you looking forward to in this expansion?

Some Wave 3 Hints – Silver Dragon

DragonCrawlersRadio interviewed Andrew Parks, one of the Lead Designers for Dungeons and Dragons: Attack Wing, and he let out a few spoilers about the Silver Dragon and a little more.

Here’s her picture again, from the initial solicitation sheet:

Silver Dragon

Silver Dragon

Andrew let out the following about the Silver Dragon expansion:

  • The named version is a she.
  • She is the highest level creature in the game so far.
  • She will be be the highest point creature in the game so far (meaning she’s at least 51 points, as Lord Maximilian is 50).
  • The Silver Dragon expansion will have some “unusual” spells that you “wouldn’t expect” in a miniature game.
  • The Silver Dragon is an Ancient Silver Dragon.
  • The Silver Dragon has a way spell that allows her to travel in a way that does “not use legs or wings”.

Andrew let us know that Manny, the other Lead Designer for DND:AW, is mostly focused on the adventures, so if you like those, send him your thanks!

When one of the interviewers asked about a tarrasque, Andrew said it wasn’t currently planned and also pointed out that creatures must be able to fly or have ranged attacks to be considered for the game.

Andrew also left a bonus tease at the end of the interview when asked about a favorite Creature so far. He mentioned a Dwarven Fighter (from Wave 6) who is a “total ass kicker” and who can hold more equipment than any other Creature so far.

Finally, he let us know that the team is already working on Wave 9! Since each figure has a generic and a unique, that means that between the three dragons in the starter, the 7 creatures in wave 1, and three figures each in waves 2-8, 62 Creatures have already been created!

… I think I’m going to need more storage.

Update 1: A user named Chris pointed out that there is already an exception to the ranged/flyer rule, the Human Paladin, but the paladin expansion comes with a card called Challenge which lets you, as a free action, force a flyer to soar or land! Thanks, Chris!

Update 2: Andrew also let us know a bit about one of the “most iconic characters,” a certain Drow Ranger in Wave 5 (expected in March), who is a “butt-kicker in this game” and who has his “figurine of wondrous power” and “so many really awesome things from the books.”

Update 6: Added that the Dwarven Fighter is in Wave 6.

Glossary of Special Game Terms (Reference Cards)

One of our users helpfully pointed out that we had forgotten to make our Glossary of Special Game Terms easy to find (and only mentioned it at the bottom of the “Organized Play 1 prizes, plus new Glossary” post in November).

There is now a list of links available in the menu on the left (or down below if you’re on a device with a small resolution).

Here is the link for those of you who would like to bookmark it:

So far it only includes the information on the special reference cards for specific abilities (like the Wraith’s Incorporeal), but more terms will be added as needed.

Should we also add the terms listed in the rulebook’s index? Would that be useful to be able to look up terms such as “Exhaustion” or “Pressed Soldiers”?

Let us know in the comments and remember to watch the skies!